Tom Hardy pulls double duty in first image from Brian Helgeland's Legend
Tom Hardy is a chameleon. The guy rivals his DARK KNIGHT RISES co-star Christian Bale for the most stunning physical transformations on screen. From BRONSON to STAR TREK: NEMESIS to INCEPTION and his role as Bane, Hardy switches from bulked up and muscular to thin and frail almost unsafely. Always willing to try something new and unique, the man who will play the new Mad Max as well as Elton John in upcoming films has the task of playing twins in the movie LEGEND.
Writer/director Brian Helgeland (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, PAYBACK) is helming the film about the exploits of The Kray Twins, siblings who ran nightclubs in the 1950s and 1960s in London that were frequented by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and many others. They also fronted a dangerous gang that was involved with arson, armed robbery, and murder. The brothers became media sensations before being convincted to life in prison.
Hardy has already played charismatic anti-heroes in films like BRONSON and the mini-series THE TAKE and LEGEND should prove no different. I am also a big fan of Brian Helgeland, so this should be a very interesting film to watch.
LEGEND is now filming so expect a release sometime next year.